Is there a way to receive compensation for vaccine related injuries?
Amy Witten-Smith could tell almost immediately after her son’s vaccination that something was wrong. His skin was red, swollen, and hot to the touch at the injection site. A few days later, he had hives, joint swelling and a fever. Within a few weeks, he suffered his first seizure. Even though, at eighteen months, her son had been speaking in short sentences, suddenly he reverted to not speaking at all. After he caught a cold, he also developed a tick in his eye. He was diagnosed with autism, Tourette’s syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and mitochondrial dysfunction. The doctors treating her son advised her that he was suffering from a rare reaction to the vaccines he received for diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus.
Due to the information received from the doctors treating her son, Smith alleges that the vaccines are the cause of her son’s injuries, and filed a lawsuit through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. She received an award of $55,000.00 for her son’s injuries. The Court did not recognize her son’s autism as related to the vaccination, but did find that he had suffered other injuries as a result of the inoculations. U.S. Health officials maintain that there is no link between vaccinations and autism but acknowledges that vaccinations are not completely safe. As with any medical procedure, there is a risk of a negative reaction, which is why the Federal Government created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
Since 1989 when it was established, more than 15,000 claims have been submitted to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Of those, 4,000 were found to be compensable. If someone close to you suffers from complications as a result of vaccinations, there is a way to get relief. The Law Office of Leah V. Durant is experienced in handling these cases and can help your family with no cost to you. Call (202) 800-1711 to speak to attorney Leah Durant now.